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"When I came in and turned the water on and was like we have no water," says business owner Sherese Dasilva. "I know it wasn't the bill and I called and they said the main is down and they have no idea how long it's gonna be."
"If the restaurant's not open, the tattoo place is not open upstairs, they have to use water to wash their hands and keep clean, we're not gonna get much business in here," says Dasilva.
"The roads were horrible," says store clerk Amber Cisco. "I was actually 15 minutes late getting here because the traffic was so backed up."
Utility crews tackled the water main breaks on Gallatin Road and 2 others on Dickerson and Mathis Roads.
"I think basically the age of the pipe," says Distribution Manager Kenneth Turner. "It's just an older cast iron pipe there. It took about 12 hours to repair and we put a valve in and a piece of pipe."
Around 11:30am Friday, Los Mariachis got the news they'd been waiting for. After about 14 hours, the water was flowing from the faucet instead of down the street. Officials estimated that about 250 customers were impacted by the 3 water main breaks.
Friday, January 25 2013, 10:32 PM CST
Work beginning on Civil War park in Knoxville
May 18, 2013 13:12 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Civil War landmark in East Tennessee will soon become a low-impact park that allows public access and preserves the area's historical integrity.
High Ground Park is being created at the site of Fort Higley in south Knoxville, which was manned by Union soldiers during the Siege of Knoxville in 1863.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/11Vb6XJ) reports the park is scheduled to open on Nov. 27, which is the 150th anniversary of the construction of Fort Higley.
Bob Young, who has been involved in the effort to preserve the site, says it is "a treasure."
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.